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Abstract: This short paper aims to reread a socialist classic that was written in Leipzig about 140 years ago. This particular book, that was very influential in its time, is re-read with a keen eye on its implications for the degrowth-debate. It is argued that classical socialism already implied some ideas of a post-growth. The awareness of this fact could be used to stir up a public debate and maybe create new alliances.

There is no paper for this media entry. This was a contribution to a scientific session at the 4th International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in 2014, which doesn’t exist in written format or is not published under open access.